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The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 October 2008 (USA)
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A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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Josh Safdie (as Joshua Safdie)

Writers:

Josh Safdie (story & screenplay) (as Joshua Safdie), Eleonore Hendricks (screenplay) (co-writer) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Bat 'Batman' Baxter Bat 'Batman' Baxter ... Hello Beautiful / Handsome
Alex Billig Alex Billig ... Trumpet Player
Wayne Chin Wayne Chin ... Wayne
Jerry Damons Jerry Damons ... Jerry The Cop
Lowell the Dog Lowell the Dog ... Lowell
John Dwyer John Dwyer ... Drinks For Everybody
The Fly The Fly ... Fly
Dawn Glickman Dawn Glickman ... Dawn
Alex Greenblatt Alex Greenblatt ... Son
Gary Greenblatt Gary Greenblatt ... Father
Eleonore Hendricks ... Eléonore
Francesca LaPrelle Francesca LaPrelle ... Mom
Miranda LaPrelle Miranda LaPrelle ... Daughter
Astrid Larson Astrid Larson ... Astrid
Sam Lisenco Sam Lisenco
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A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Sophie Dulac [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El placer de ser robado See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,720, 5 October 2008

Gross USA:

$7,720
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Red Bucket Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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I Fought The Law
12 July 2013 | by valis1949See all my reviews

THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED (dir. Joshua Safdie) A brash example of LoFi Mumblecore that presents an unapologetic look at a whimsical sociopath who believes that anything that strikes her fancy is hers for the taking. Elenore swipes everything from kittens to Volvos, and the film's uncomfortable message seems to be that her victims are only being blessed by her wonderfulness. Needless to say, it's nearly impossible for a rational viewer to rally round a character with such an extreme egocentric focus, yet the film might only be a sly cinematic valentine by director Joshua Safdie to articulate his feelings for the star of the film, Eleonore Hendricks.


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